England - The Lake District & Cumbria (PDF Chapter)
This is the The Lake District & Cumbria chapter from Lonely Planet’s England guidebook.
‘No part of the country is more distinguished by its sublimity’, mused the grand old bard of the lakes, William Wordsworth, and a couple of centuries on his words still ring true. In terms of natural splendour, nowhere in England can compare to the Lake District.
- climb to the summit of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain
- spot the inspirations for Beatrix Potter’s tales at Hill Top
- cruise Coniston Water in stately 19th-century style on the Steam Yacht Gondola
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: The Lake District, Windermere & Around, Troutbeck, Ambleside, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Coniston, Elterwater & Great Langdale, Eskdale, Wasdale, Cockermouth, Keswick, Borrowdale, Buttermere, Ullswater & Around, Kendal, Cumbrian Coast, Northern & Eastern Cumbria, Carlisle, Penrith, Cartmel and Elterwater & Great Langdale.
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